Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Will Fail

From the LVRJ:  CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history.
The network announced Tuesday that “We Need to Talk” will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. The weekly, hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.
The panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce. Other contributors include Andrea Kremer and former athletes Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Dara Torres, Swin Cash and Summer Sanders.
“I think it’s long overdue,” CBS Sports president David Berson said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “We’re excited to be the home for it, and all these women have such meaningful roles already within CBS or in various other places. I know they’re all excited.”
There's a reason why this hasn't happened before- no one thinks it will be successful.
This doesn't mean the hosts are dull and incompetent- they aren't.
But no one watches female sports.
Hardly anyone watches the WNBA, so little in fact that they are only seen on cable TV and the arena's are half full at best.  Boys high school basketball can outdraw them.
The LPGA has horrible ratings that except for the majors,  you can't watch them. 
And those are the 2 most popular female sports.
Most people don't care about women's sports, with the exception of lesbians and men who watch them because they think the women are hot.  You don't get many people watching women sports for the quality of play.
So, I think this program will last about a year and that's it.

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